FLORIDA’S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: SOUTHERN ROUTE TO FREEDOM
Centuries before a secret network was formed to help slaves escape to Northern states and Canada, The Underground Railroad ran South. As early as 1587, Spain’s La Florida was recorded to be a safe haven for freedom seekers resisting enslavement. In this Florida Crossroads, we remember those Southern Routes to Freedom and the unique group of African descendants called Gullah/Geechee who are still fighting to preserve their identity in America today.
Reporter/Producer Theresa Marsenburg of Florida TV took a truth seeking journey with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation along the path that Gullah/Geechee freedom seekers took from Carolina into La Florida.